Fig Tree

Fig Tree Off Shoot

Anonymous added on February 26, 2011 | Answered

Can a fig tree grow and fruit well from an off shoot as opposed to a cutting? Someone gave me a baby fig tree that they said came underneath their fig tree. My fig-loving Italian neighbor said that it will not fruit as well as a cutting would. Can you please advise?

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Answered on February 27, 2011

It depends on if the original tree was a pure tree or a grafted tree. If the original tree was grafted, then your neighbor is right that it will not do as well as the parent as the sucker came from the stronger but fruiting inferior root stock. If the original tree was a pure tree, then the sucker will grow and fruit the same as the original tree.

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